FIGURE 7.1. Effect of THC on tremor caused by multiple sclerosis.

FIGURE 7.1

Effect of THC on tremor caused by multiple sclerosis. In this experiment, a 30-year-old man with multiple sclerosis who suffered from a disabling tremor was treated with 5 milligrams of THC. Researchers compared the man's handwriting and head movement before, and 90 minutes after, receiving the drug. (Reprinted by permission of D.B. Clifford and the Annals of Neurology. Tetrahydrocannabinol for tremor in multiple sclerosis. 1983. Annals of Neurology 13(6):669-671.)

From: 7, MARIJUANA AND MUSCLE SPASTICITY

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Marijuana as Medicine? The Science Beyond the Controversy.
Mack A, Joy J.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2000.
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